A very good day to you and I hope you’re doing well this fine Tuesday. Tuesday’s are usually the worst day of the week but the combination of some lovely weather and a delicious Indian meal at lunch meant that this one was far from the dodgiest I’ve had to live through.
It’s all transfer news today which I’m sure will excite the majority of Arsenal supporters.
Arsene Wenger has given – in my opinion – the biggest indication that he is attempting to sign Andrei Arshavin from Zenit St Petersburg, with some rather candid comments on the official website about Champions League ineligibility not being a concern. The manager did not specifically mention the Russian but the following statement definitely suggest to me that a move for Arshavin is being negotiated. Observe:
“If the right player comes in, even if he is not available for the Champions League, his class is more important for me. At the moment I feel that if we do add somebody, we need to add somebody who has a special class because we have good players.”
In my eyes this comment directly refers to Arshavin and am a firm supporter of most people’s notion that he is a player with the class to improve our squad. In terms of ready-to-play creative midfielders we have Cesc Fabregas, Tomas Rosicky, Abou Diaby and Samir Nasri and considering the first two are injured we’re in dire need of reinforcements. I think Arshavin can provide something that we lack – namely intelligence and confidence in front of goal – and as I said yesterday I’d love to see this move eventuate.
One move I would not see eventuate though is that of Kolo Toure leaving the club. However, various reports in the media suggest he is on his way to Manchester City with some even insisting that Stephen Ireland might come our way in return. While I would not like to see Toure go I’m even more uncertain about the impact that Ireland would have on our team having watched very little of City this season. It’s definitely and interesting situation though.
In other news Jack Wilshere has signed a professional contract with the club (yay) while ex-Arsenal midfielder Alex Hleb has been complaining about a lack of playing time at Barcelona and blaming his lack of Spanish for the reasons. It’s kind of sad to hear him say that but when you think about the way he treated the club I guess it’s not really surprising. The silly fool.
And that’s it for today ladies and gents. Let the transfer debate continue!
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